Kindergarten Outhouse

Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 1:10pm

Parents push for school to replace elementary school's outdoor restroom.

Residents of Loranger, Louisiana are battling for a better bathroom at their elementary school.

Some school board members say an outdoor restroom at Loranger Elementary needs to be replaced because they say the conditions inside and out are terrible.

The outhouse is used by kindergartners.

Their building does not have indoor bathrooms.

School board members say when it rains, students have to wade through standing water to get to the outhouse.

They have a drainage problem that backs up right around the outdoor restrooms.

School board members say they want a new portable bathroom, or an add-on to the building, but both suggestions were voted down.

It's a frustration for some parents in the area.

"We're not asking for a lot," says parent Trent Campbell. "It would be different if we were asking for a two million dollar gym or a $200,000 ROTC building, but we're not. We're asking for bathrooms for kindergartners."

Superintendent Mark Kowle says he sees no reason to replace the bathrooms right now because the building was cleared by a health inspector in January, and again in March.

He believes that money could be better spent on something else for the school.

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